Getting By Without The Top Dog
Jim Calhoun took over as coach of the UConn men's basketball team in 1986. Since then, there have been 21 different games where Calhoun has either missed all or part of the game because of various health-related reasons, during which the Huskies have posted a 17-4 record.
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Jan. 3, 2009 vs. Rutgers (Shingles): 80-49 Win
Mike Rosario of Rutgers finds no where to go as he runs into Hasheem Thabeet of UConn and is surrounded by Huskies Stanley Robinson, Jeff Adrien and A.J. Price during the first half. Looking on in the far right corner is head coach Jim Calhoun who did not return to the sidelines feeling ill with a cold and shingles. Associate head coach George Blaney, next to him, finished out the 80-49 victory.